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[Funeral Notice for Robert H. Thomason]

Description: Funeral notice for Robert H. Thomason, who died of "congestion of the brain" at 37 years old. The notice invites friends and acquaintances to his funeral and burial at Odd Fellow's Cemetery on South First Street in Waco, Texas.
Date: July 16, 1884
Item Type: Text

[Funeral Notice for Thomas L. Willis]

Description: Funeral notice for Thomas L. Willis, which reads: "Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of the late DR. T. L. WILLIS are requested to attend his funeral from the family residence at 4 o'clock this evening, interrment [sic] at Odd Fellows' Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Chalk at the grave. Denton, Texas, Monday, April 1, 1889."
Date: April 1, 1889
Item Type: Text

[Invitation to the Wedding of Sallie Parker and Thomas Middlebrook Willis]

Description: Photograph of an invitation to the wedding of Sallie Ann Parker and Thomas Middlebrook Willis. A note in the top left corner reads "To Ma & Pa." The invitation reads: "Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Parker Request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Sallie, to Thos. M. Willis, Wednesday Evening, June 16th, at 8:30 o'clock. First Presbyterian Church. Reception at 9 o'clock. At home. Abilene, Texas. 1886."
Date: June 16, 1886
Item Type: Photograph

[Laura Mary Burgess Weyant Album]

Description: Album containing photographs of a mustached man wearing a suit and bow tie, a girl wearing a dark dress, a mustached man wearing a dark suit, and a woman with her hair in a bun. A folder labeled "The Presidents" is attached to the inner back cover. The album is made of brown leather with golden scroll-work and has two metal latches attached to its surface.
Date: 1883~
Item Type: Image

[Law License Belonging to Thomas Middlebrook Willis]

Description: Photograph of a law license belonging to Thomas Middlebrook Willis. It reads: "Law School of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting: Know Ye, That we, the Professors of the Law School of Cumberland University, having examined Thos. M. Willis, touching his knowledge of the Law, and being satisfied with his attainments; and further, having before us the proofs required by Statue, that he is a man of good moral character and twenty-one years of age; Now, therefore, we, by the authority in us vested, do grant the said Thos. M. Willis, License to Practise Law in all the Courts of the State of Tennessee. Given under our hands, and the Soul of the University, at Lebanon, this 18th day of January 1883."
Date: January 18, 1883
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Dr. F. Fanning - Magnetic Healer]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Frank Fanning, magnetic healer, wearing an overcoat - the very beginning of a patterned necktie and tie tack can be seen. In his left hand he holds a hat, and in his right hand he holds a cane. Embossed below the photograph, on the mat, reads, "Dr. F. Fanning, Magnetic Healer." A handwritten note on the back reads, "With compliments of Frank Fanning, San Antonio, Tex. Feb. 14, 1888."
Date: February 14, 1888
Creator: Deane
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Elizabeth M. Smith]

Description: Photograph of Elizabeth M. Smith, wife of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr., sitting on a couch. She wears a dark button-up dress and a bonnet which covers her hair. She and her husband were pioneers of Talbot County and Upson County, Georgia.
Date: [1885..1889]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Lucia Kate Elliott Luedde]

Description: Photograph of Lucia Kate Elliott Luedde in profile. She wears a dark dress with a lacy high-necked collar. Her hair is curly, and has been pulled into a bun. Her bangs have been curled, and lay flat on her forehead. A pendant hangs from her collar.
Date: 1880~
Creator: McClane, F. E.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Whitley]

Description: Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Whitley. She holds his arm with one hand; the other is placed on her stomach. Both of John Whitley's hands are folded in front of him. They stand in front of a white backdrop.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Wilcox
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Sallie Parker and Thomas Middlebrook Willis]

Description: Photograph of Sallie Parker Willis and Thomas Middlebrook Willis. She stands behind a balustrade, wearing a polka dot dress and holding her hat in her left hand. He sits on the balustrade, and holds a bowler hat in his hand. The photograph has been ripped, and the bottom right corner is missing. There are several handwritten notes on the back.
Date: June 1886
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Edith Adelle Winton]

Description: Portrait of Edith Adelle Winton at 5 months old. According to a note written on the back of the photo, she and her family are buried at the First Street Cemetery of Waco, Texas.
Date: 1887
Creator: Rogers & Hill
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Man]

Description: Portrait of an unknown man with a dark beard and mustache wearing a dark suit.
Date: April 22, 1887
Creator: Freyr, Emil
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker]

Description: Photograph of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker, who was an elderly woman at the time this portrait was taken. She was the wife of Robert Henry Parker and the daughter of Joseph C. Clarke and Harriett L. Julian Clarke.
Date: 1885
Creator: W. Wirt Williams Photographic Studios
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Walter Golding, MD]

Description: Portrait of Walter Golding, M.D., visible from the chest up, wearing a dark suit jacket and tie. A hand written note on the back reads, "Walter Golding, M.D., Dec. 26, 1881."
Date: December 26, 1881
Creator: Cramer, G.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Wirt A. Paddock]

Description: Portrait of Wirt A. Paddock, a young man wearing a suit and polka dot tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Wirt A. Paddock, January 1889. Knox College, Class of '89. Fort Worth, Texas. Property of Alpha Xi of Beta Theta Pi."
Date: January 1889
Creator: Merritt
Item Type: Photograph

[Receipt for Nalle & Co.]

Description: Receipt for goods bought by Mr. M. M. Hornsby from Nalle & Co. in Austin, Texas, wholesale and retail dealers in lumber, shingles, sash, doors, etc.
Date: November 17, 1883
Item Type: Text

[Receipt from D.W. Jones & Co.

Description: Receipt from D.W. Jones & Co., dealers in furniture, carpets, and house furnishing goods, for the purchase of goods by Col. M. M. Hornsby.
Date: April 10, 1885
Item Type: Text

[Receipt from R.Y. Bandy]

Description: Receipt from R.Y. Bandy, manufacturer and jobber in saddles, harness and bridles, for the sale of goods to M.M. Hornsby.
Date: January 1, 1887
Item Type: Text